Objectivist Blog Carnival

Welcome to the December 16, 2010 edition of The Objectivist round up!

It is customary for the host to put up a short epigraph at the beginning of each carnival, usually a quote from Ayn Rand.  Permit me to break tradition, but this week’s quote is from Avicenna:

Anyone who denies the Law of Non-Contradiction should be beaten and burned until he admits that to be beaten is not the same as not to be beaten, and to be burned is not the same as to not be burned.

Perhaps we shouldn’t take this literally, but I know that those of us who have argued with those who deny Non-Contradition have certainly shared this sentiment.

And now, enjoy the carnival!

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Joshua John M. Lipana presents Capitalism Magazine – The Aquino Government’s Appeasement posted at Capitalism Magazine.

Rick Marazzani presents Talking to kids about WikiLeaks posted at MindPosts.

Michael Labeit presents What’s QE2? posted at Michael Labeit at EconomicPolicyJournal.com, saying, “What quantitative easing two is and why it will fail to assist the economy recover.”

Paul McKeever presents Freedom Doesn’t Have a Prayer posted at Paul McKeever, saying, “this one features Isloony-toons’ Anti-Semite (sem-a-tee) Sam”

Rachel Miner presents Integrity posted at The Playful Spirit, saying, “Teaching integrity with a Crunch, Milky Way, and a Snickers. I was trying to explain a scene in the book we were reading and my kiddo just knocked my socks off!”

Ari Armstrong presents Time for a Free Market in the Alcohol Industry posted at Free Colorado, saying, “Repeal the final relics of Prohibition.”

Diana Hsieh presents Elizabeth Gaskell: A Taste posted at NoodleFood, saying, “I introduce my recent and much-treasured find in literature: Elizabeth Gaskell.”

John Drake presents Developing habits posted at Try Reason!, saying, “Reading Ben Franklin’s autobiography is inspirational. Here why I think so.”

Kelly Elmore presents Kansas’s “Dust in the Wind” and the P Personality Type posted at Reepicheep’s Coracle, saying, “An interpretation of the song “Dust in the Wind” that may be all in my head, but is positive and not at all nihilistic.”

Gene Palmisano presents Debt Commission folly posted at The Metaphysical Lunch, saying, “‘And the beat goes on.'”

Jared Rhoads presents It’s individual rights that matter posted at The Lucidicus Project, saying, “Senator Scott Brown praises Monday’s court decision striking down the health reform law as unconstitutional, but misses the boat on its meaning.”

Kelly Valenzuela presents The Racist Roots of Anti-Immigration Activists Part II: UnFAIR posted at Mother of Exiles, saying, “Part II of a series of posts about the racist roots of several popular immigration activist groups.”

Kelly Valenzuela presents The Racist Roots of Anti-Immigration Activists Part I posted at Mother of Exiles, saying, “Part I of a series of posts about the racist roots of several popular immigration activist groups.”

Kelly Valenzuela presents Bacha Bazi posted at Rant from the Rock, saying, “How US contractors in Afghanistan may have participated in the child sex trade.”

David C Lewis, RFA presents Altruism In Financial Planning posted at A Revolution In Financial Planning, saying, “Altruism is alive and well in a package deal in the financial planning industry. I explore the contradiction and implications of such a policy and the correct method of how your financial adviser should do business with you.”

David Lewis presents the anatomy of a breakup posted at david in real life, saying, “Dear Diary, this week I explore the anatomy of a breakup. What happens when you lose a friend? Do you become angry? Confused? Sad? Do you protest or try to understand the situation? …and most importantly, WHY? Let’s find out!”

Sean Saulsbury presents Audio Podcasters: 3 Tips For Success posted at SeanCast.com, saying, “For those producing audio podcasts, consider these three tips for success…”

Mike Zemack presents Education: It’s the Philosophy, Stupid! posted at Principled Perspectives.

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3 Responses to “Objectivist Blog Carnival”


  1. Jenn Casey

    Thanks so much for hosting!

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  3. Joshua Lipana

    Awesome, as always!